What are clinical trials, and how can I participate in one?

We are pleased to offer our patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials at our office. At Clear Skin Dermatology, we are committed to furthering scientific research into common skin conditions. We work routinely with researchers looking for advanced treatment alternatives for a wide range of skin concerns, from psoriasis to overactive sweating, from acne to rosacea.

What is a clinical trial?

Clinical trials help contribute to dermatology clinical research and studies regarding specific skin conditions and disorders. From rosacea to hyperpigmentation, melasma to psoriasis, clinical trials are used to test new treatment options and ensure they are both safe and effective for patients with unique or common skin concerns. Patients can speak to Dr. Sanjay Siddha and his team at Clear Skin Dermatology of New Market and Toronto, Ontario, to find out if there is a current or later clinical trial that is used to address a patient’s unique concerns. This is a great way to stay at the forefront of the latest treatment options for perplexing or challenging skin conditions that may not be responding to treatments that are currently available on the market.

How can I play a role in clinical research?

If you are open to being a participant in a clinical trial through Clear Skin Dermatology, we welcome you to connect with our front office team to learn about the current opportunities available and to be contacted in the future for clinical trials that may arise.

How do I learn more about participating in a clinical trial at Clear Skin Dermatology?

Be a part of the future and learn more about clinical trial participation at our dermatology offices. We invite you to call one of our two office locations to talk to our front desk team about the current and future clinical trials. Our Toronto, ON office can be reached by dialing (437) 524-0489, and our New Market, ON office can be reached by dialing (905) 508-2710. We are open to patients in and around the communities of Uxbridge, Bradford, Keswick, King City, Enniskillen, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Addington, St. Lawrence, and Davisville Village, ON.

Important To Know

If you choose to participate in a clinical research trial, a member of our research team will explain the study to you, review any potential risks and benefits, and answer all your questions. Be aware that you have the following rights:

  • Your participation is voluntary; you may withdraw at any time.
  • All information collected about you will be kept confidential.
  • You can ask questions.
  • You will have as much time as you need to decide if you want to participate.
  • There is no cost to participate.

If you decide to join the trial, you will be asked to sign a consent form and will be given a copy for your personal records.

Current Research Studies

We are currently recruiting for the following studies:

Psoriasis Open for enrollment.

Description: Psoriasis is a persistent autoimmune skin disorder marked by the rapid accumulation of skin cells, resulting in flaking and red patches on the skin’s surface. These excess skin cells form scales, often accompanied by itching and discomfort. While the precise cause of psoriasis remains uncertain, it is thought to stem from a blend of genetic predisposition and environmental influences.

Eczema Open for enrollment.

Description: Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by dry, itchy, and inflamed patches of skin. These patches may appear red, swollen, and cracked, often accompanied by intense itching and discomfort. While the exact cause of eczema is not fully understood, it is believed to involve a combination of genetic, environmental, and immune system factors.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Open for enrollment.

Description: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by the formation of painful, recurrent abscesses and nodules in areas with apocrine glands, such as the armpits, groin, and buttocks. These lesions often lead to scarring and sinus tract formation, causing significant discomfort and impacting quality of life. While the exact cause of hidradenitis suppurativa is not fully understood, it is believed to involve a combination of genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors.